Thailand Becomes Changan Auto’s First EV Production Base Outside of China

Thailand Becomes Changan Auto’s First Right-Hand Drive EV Production Base Outside of China with 9.8 Billion Baht Investment

GM sells Thai factory to Chinese automaker GWM

After 20 years of operation in Thailand, General Motors will cease its activities, and resell its factory to the Chinese manufacturer Great Wall Motors

Chinese carmakers go global in Thailand

Thailand’s claim to be the “Detroit of the East” is true enough in Southeast Asia. But China’s car industry is vastly larger, indeed almost twice as big as that of the United States, producing 19 million vehicles in 2012, the most of any country.

Toyota partly resumes production in three plants in Thailand

Toyota Motor Thailand Co., Ltd. on Monday partly resumed production of sedans and pickups at three plants after the worst Thai flooding in decades forced them to temporarily shut down in October due to supply chain disruptions.

Thai auto production down 67%, hits record low in 10 years

Thailands auto production in October 2011 hit a record low of 49,439 units for the past 112 months as a result of continuing mega floods, according to Surapong Paisitpatnapong, spokesman of the Automotive Industry Club of the Federation of Thai Industries FTI.

Japanese automakers resume partial production in Thailand

Leading Japanese automakers on Monday announced the partial resumption of production in Thailand after being forced to halt operations for over a month due to the country’s worst flooding in decades, which disrupted their parts supply.

Thai Floods May Shift Investments to Indonesia and Vietnam

Japanese companies, Thailand’s biggest foreign investors, may spend more to build factories in neighbors including Indonesia and Vietnam after the worst flooding in 70 years disrupted global production.

Japanese automakers optimistic about production in China

Japanese automakers are optimistic about production in China saying that there has been “almost no effect” on the supply of parts following the earthquake in their home country, thanks to a gradual resumption of output in Japan. “Our inventory of Japanese-made auto parts can support local production until at least mid-April,” said Shen Li, a spokeswoman for Nissan China. “However, we have withdrawn extra working shifts on holidays and at weekends to ease the pressure on supply and to mai …